DEWALT DEW-DW618D 2-1/4HP (MAX Motor HP) EVS 12AMP Variable Speed D-Handle Router With Soft Start


The DW618D 2-1/4 HP EVS D-Handle Router with Soft Start has a powerful motor for routing through tough hardwood at the user's desired speed. Two-position rubber over molded D-handle incorporates trigger switch with lock-on feature. Features precise depth adjustments and fast, easy motor pack removal for bit and base changes.


  • 2-1/4 HP (maximum motor HP), 12.0 amp electronic variable speed motor provides the power to rout smoothly through the toughest hardwoods
  • Electronic variable speed with full feedback control for constant speed under load from 8,000-24,000 rpm and soft start to reduce start-up torque for enhanced control
  • D-handle incorporates trigger switch with lock-on feature
  • Micro-fine, depth-adjustment ring provides precise depth adjustments in 1/64in increments and adjusts vertically for a constant switch/cordset location
  • Adjustable, tool-free steel motor cam lock makes depth adjustment and base changes quick and solid-locking
  • Quick-release motor latches for fast and easy motor pack removal for bit and base changes
  • Detachable cordset offers cordset serviceability and removes the need for a shorty cord motor pack
  • Clear, LEXAN sub-base provides enhanced base durability, bit visibility, and accepts standard template guide bushings
  • Two-position, rubber over molded handle and low center of gravity design provide best-in-class comfort, balance, and control
  • Spindle lock button allows for single-wrench bit changes
  • Dust-Sealed Switch protects against dust ingestion for longer switch life
  • Heavy-duty, precision-machined, die-cast aluminum base and motor housing for durability and low tool weight
  • Nickel-plated motor housing for a smooth, long-lasting depth adjustment
  • Flat top for easy bit and depth changes
  • Self-releasing, long, eight slot collets for better bit retention and elimination of frozen bits


  • DW618M motor pack
  • DW6183 D-handle base
  • 1/4 and 1/2in collets
  • Wrench